Saturday July 14th at 12 noon, Loreto Aramendi, the head organist of the famous Cavaillé-Coll organ in the Basilique of Santa Maria Del Coro in San Sebastian in Spain, plays works by Bach, Ligeti, Cabanilles, Duruflé along with the Pilgrim’s chorus by Wagner from Tannhäuser which Franz Liszt arranged for the organ.
Admission is 2.000 ISK.
Tickets are sold in Hallgrímskirkja one hour before the concert, and on midi.is.
Loreto Aramenti is currently professor at the F. Escudero Conservatoire in San
Sebastian and main organist of the Cavaillé-Coll organ ( 1863) of the Basilique of
Santa María del Coro. Since 2014 she has collaborated and participated in several
works of organ restoration in France and Spain. In 2015 she published a double
CD recorded on the Cavaillé-Coll organ of the Basilique of Santa María del Coro
and in 2017 she published another double CD recorded on The Cavaillé-Coll of the
Saint Ouen of Rouen Abbey with Louis Robilliard transcriptions.
After her early musical studies at the Conservatoire of San Sebastian, Northen
Spain, Loreto Aramendi continued her organ studies at the National Regional
Conservatoire of Bayonne in France and later in Lyon with Jean Boyer and J. Von
Oortmersen. For five years she studied the piano and the harpsichord in Paris
with J. Rouvier and Noelle Spieth. She has completed advanced courses with
professors such as Radulescu, W. Jansen and Claudio Brizzi amongst others.
She also holds a degree in psychology from the University of the Basque Country
Loreto Aramendi has given numerous recitals at international festivals widely in
Europe, in Argentina, and in the USA. She gives concerts as a soloist and as
part of different groups as an organist, pianist, and harpsichord player. She has
collaborated with the Basque Symphony Orchestra for many years, with whom she
has recorded two discs.